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Extra, Extra: Local Bookstore Closes, Illegal Downloaders Will Be Named, and a Dog Is Rescued

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  • Another Toronto bookselling institution will soon be closing its doors for good: the Cookbook Store has announced that it will be going out of business after 31 years. “Never-ending, and ongoing, year-long road and utilities construction, extreme weather, online competition, and the sale of the building for condominium development have had a devastating impact on our sales,” reads its website.
  • We are certain you do not illegally download movies or Game of Thrones or music from the internet: but just in case you have a good friend who does, he or she should probably know that internet service provider TekSavvy has been ordered to share the identities of customers who’ve illegally downloaded films produced by Voltage Pictures. If your friend is wondering which movies happen to have been produced by Voltage Films, here’s a list of relevant titles.
  • The past few days have had their challenges (rain, floods, snow, etc.), but at least most of us did not spend them trapped in an abandoned septic tank—unlike one poor dog named Benny, who was discovered today in what appears to be a disused septic tank or well near Weston Road and Humber Boulevard North. Benny, who went missing on Tuesday, was rescued by firefighters and animal control this afternoon, and reunited with his extremely grateful owner. He’s expected to make a full recovery.

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